Re: drop bottles etc.
- Dear Joan,
the bottles are used for a particular leaf casting technique in paper restoration, so you
should find them at the restorer's supply.
--- In Marbling@yahoogroups.com, "sixshort" <joan@...> wrote:
> Dear fellow marblers, Can anyone tell me where I can buy the drop
> bottles with a curved tubular spout, as pictured in Einen Miura's
> fantastic book "The Art of Marbled Paper" p.32 Illustration 13. (or
> let me know Einen's email address for a personal enquiry). I am
> trying to find a way to apply drops fast and accurately as shown in
> Illustration 14, and have tried using a stylus, plastic pipette, eye
> dropper and regular drop bottles, with mixed success. Mimi and Patty
> Schleicher's video "Experience the Magic of Marbling" shows Mimi using
> the same drop bottle with a curved spout.
> I have only recently tried applying paint in concentric circles, as
> used in much Turkish and Spanish marbling, and when combined with
> regular whisks for tiny drops of paint this technique has cleaned up
> many of my problems in marbling, creating a much more distinct and
> vivid image, with cleaner lines. The old overdrawn, greyish muddy
> look caused by overcombing and lines too finely drawn has at last been
> largely overcome. Just one more technique to add to others in a
> never-ending search for good reliable marbling. As Peter Sellers used
> to whine "So much to do, so little time" . . . .
> Happy marbling, Joan
> Great to see this list has resumed its wonderful exchange of ideas
> after the annual summer dearth of interesting postings.